In 2019 I collaborated with Art Varga, a Philadelphia bound filmmaker (who happened to video many of our Purim shows), to build a music video staring some different Philly music artists.

This was a super fun project for me because I hadn’t really gotten to write music for female vocalists and hip hop artists before but this project encouraged me to go outside my comfort zone and play around. I also really let the artists influence the final piece, I built a framework for the song and then gave them flexibility to change it and stylize it in their flavor.

Here was the result:

(Documentary 0:00, Music video: 6:40)

A Philadelphia Music Video – BTS from Art Varga on Vimeo.

Directed by- Art Varga
Music by – Josh Silverbauer

Singer 1- Amanda Nolan
Singer 2- Pete DiLorenzo
Singer 3- Maria Kacanda
Singer 4- Drisco
Singer 5- Christa Deana
Young Girl – Aria Gray Palamo Gogol
Grandfather- Gregg Rizzo
Store Clerk – Ian Cooley
Store Patron – Josh Silverbauer

Assistant Director- Matt Varga
Production Assistant- Claudia Hoffman
Steadicam Operator – Tom Upton
Camera Assistant- Jim McCandless
Camera Assistant- Joe Minissale
Camera Operator- Jason Tseng
Gaffer- Ian Cooley
Location Sound – Dylan Henning
Aerial Photography- Ed Pachell

Piano- Josh Silverbauer
Bass- Alon Hafri
Guitar- Pete DiLorenzo
Drums- Lemuel Pidloaon
Accordion – Ryan Foster
Backup Vocals – Rachael Silverbauer

Man on Street- Sam Cordaro
Girl on Bike- Julie Shannon
Florist- Stephanie Rodigas
Man on Street – Mike Monroe
Street Singer- Kate Varga
Street Singer- Jessica Costello
Street Singer- Jennifer Lameo
Street Singer- Rachael Silverbauer
Street Singer- Serena Shapiro
Street Singer- Laurie Silverstein
Street Singer- Zichari Young

“War Inside of Me” by Katie Barbato

Princeton Record Exchange
Milkboy Studios
Café Ole
Greater Philadelphia Film Office
City of Philadelphia